October 30, 2002

Weight: 320
Difference from last entry: ???

Well, it looks like I did an update just in time to record a weight increase for my next entry! 🙂 I have been sick the last few days, so I have not had the opportunity to get in any exercise. Worse, I worked nights for the last half of last week, and didn’t get any exercise in then, either. That means that, basically, I’ll have gone over a week without exercise before I finally make it back to the Y. Add in the fact that I haven’t been eating in a healthy way and, well, you get the picture.

I have to say, though, that I have really enjoyed working out lately. I think a lot of it has to do with this being something different. I had gotten into a major rut over this past spring/summer/fall. I had been doing a lot of sitting, whether that was sitting at home, sitting at work, sitting at gyms as I covered pro wrestling events… To actually go out and do something physical was a nice change. It’s been very fun.

I am working through the Y’s “Commit to be Fit.” Basically, I have committed to working out at least three times per week for a 12-week period (this is week 3). The idea is, over those 12 weeks, a person gets into the habit of working out. And, being creatures of habit, once that habit is built, it is hard to get out of it. Get into the habit of working out and a person will probably keep the habit.

My exercise regimen is pretty easy: 15 minutes on a cardio machine (treadmill, exercycle, etc), followed by a full circuit of weights, followed by at least another 15 minutes of cardio. Oh, with stretching thrown in. Up until the point that I stopped working out, I had seen some pretty good results. I am down from 334 earlier this autumn. Of course, my weight will probablye be 223 or 224 when I get back to the Y, so I’ll need to work on getting rid of some weight before I get back to losing. But, at this rate, I can see myself being under 300 pounds by the end of this 12-week program.


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